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Astro Gaming - A40 TR Call of Duty: Black Ops III Mod Kit - Black/Orange

When precision, strategic communication and enveloping sound are key to accomplishing your mission, look no further than your Astro Gaming A40 TR headset (sold separately) and this mod kit. Transform your headset from an open-back headset to a closed-back one by swapping out the components included in this kit. Stay comfortable during lengthy gaming sessions with the noise-canceling ear cushions and padded headband. Ensure your commands are heard over the tournament's noise and on-screen action with the voice-isolating microphone. Take your game to an all-new level with this Astro Gaming A40 TR Mod Kit.
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Happy kid Posted by: from: on I know nothing about gaming but this was at the top of the Christmas list. He loved it. Guess that is what matters. Easy to attach pieces.

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not just a cosmetic enhancement Posted by: from: on I wasn't expecting the Mod Kit to do anything except customize my Astro headset with Black Ops 3 logos. I was surprised that they are actually more comfortable than the stock ear pads and they are sound isolating as well.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

These really work! Posted by: from: on They really cut the background noise almost completely out.

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Recommend if you prefer leather earcups. Posted by: from: on Leather ear cups are much better for me than the cloth ones. They seal out all the sound but aesthetically I do not like it on the white A40s.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Excellent Upgrade Posted by: from: on The leather on this mod kit feels more comfortable than the stock cloth headset. The sound is insulated better, but sound quality itself isn't improved. The mod definitely keeps my ears warm enough to wear outside without having to worry about the cold. The only downsides are that Astro doesn't include the mod with the headphone purchase and that my ears get irritatingly warm after seriously long periods of time.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Definitely worth it! Posted by: from: on If you're debating whether to get a mod kit or not, do so. It's money well spent. Just to be clear though, the actual sound quality will not change but the experience will. Aesthetically: they look much better in person than in any picture. Microphone: better quality, easier at getting your voice and eliminating background noise. It's one inch longer than the stock mic so it lands closer to the front of your mouth. It's also heavier so if you tend to move your head a lot it might need to be adjusted at times. Ear cups & headband: very plush and comfortable. Do a great job at isolating the outside noise which should help with immersion. On the same note, others around you should be happier as they also diminish game audio from leaking outside of your headset. However, they make the headset feel heavier, somewhat more compressed and because they are leather they may cause perspiration around the ear but they are still comfortable and should be able to wear for hours. Headband is comfortable but a bit of a pain to swap out. Speaker plates: Like I said earlier the audio quality won't change but they really do change the feel of the audio. So this depends on what you prefer, "open back" (audio will feel like it has more distance/space to distribute in) or "closed back" (audio will feel more closed in. more in your head sort of speak)

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

from drab black to interesting green Posted by: from: Olympia WA on I got this because the headphones were boring. not really i wanted the longer boom mic because i'm a large male child. The ear pieces snap in place and are easy to change as was the mic. i'm still afraid to change the head piece because it looks fragile and may break if handled incorrectly. i'm looking for instructions on how to change it and so far none are to be found. other than that i love it :)

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Does not fit original Astro A40 headphones Posted by: from: on Product seemed good though. I just bought the wrong thing.

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best in class Posted by: from: on Fortunately, I was able to try the mod kit at PAX, otherwise it's practically impossible to try them beforehand. All I can say is that I've tried every other major gaming headset brand out there that offers headphones within the price range of what the Astro A40 TR headset would cost with this mod kit (Let's say $200-$300). The headphones with this mod kit is the only set I can use for very long periods of time without my ears and the top of my head hurting. The surround sound quality is amazing and everyone I ask says my voice is crystal clear on their end with no background noise whatsoever, even when purposefully making noise around me. The one thing I will say is kind of a bummer is that this kit doesn't cancel out noise as much as I'd like. It definitely dampens the noise considerably, but not completely. I'd say it dampened noise by about 25db, comparable to most standard each plugs. Other than that, I love it!

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Looks great, performance not as expected Posted by: from: on It looks good but that really doesn't matter since you can't look at it while you're using it. This is more for a tournament room setting. Where as there are a lot of ppl talking and background noises. As for having it in your own home where there is usually not much noise you don't really need it. It does give you some noise cancelling. After a half hour or so the ear cups get your ears hot due to the noise cancelling "leather" cups. The mic has its draw backs. For most for he time you have to speak louder than normal otherwise your voice cuts out words. The mic just kept moving down little by little. It wouldn't stay next to my mouth. The seal connection from the mm jack wasn't secure enough to hold the mic in place. I ended up returning this item as well as the Astro a40 TR headset. I purchased the a50 afterwards. The A50' sound performance blows the a40 tr out of the water.

0 out of 13 found this review helpful.

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